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Buhari urged to back Jonathan for 2023 presidency

The Save Nigeria Buhari Ambassador Project (SNAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to adopt former President Goodluck Jonathan as…

The Save Nigeria Buhari Ambassador Project (SNAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to adopt former President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s consensus candidate for the 2023 presidency.

The group’s National Coordinator, Mr Jazeel Jamil Ibrahim, made the call on Wednesday at a news conference in Abuja.

The SNAP is a group loyal to President Buhari, whose goal is to support and promote the current administration’s achievements and to also promote credible, competent, intelligent and visionary leaders with the capacity to reform, rebrand and transform the political landscape of Nigeria.

“We wish to call on Mr President and APC to look inward and single out Jonathan from the hustling crowd of aspirants canvassing for the office of the president of Nigeria, as candidate to fly the flag of the APC in 2023 presidential election.

“Jonathan has established himself as a true democrat, a peace ambassador and patriotic Nigerian who stands for the unification for and cementing the already fragmented pieces called Nigeria as one indivisible Nation.

“He is one who has the interest of Nigerians at heart, as exemplified in 2015, when he shelved his personal ambition to avert a looming crisis, declaring that his ambition was not worth the blood of any Nigerian,” Ibrahim said.

He also said that Jonathan has a high level of integrity and credibility apart from being sound academically to revamp and revive Nigeria’s or any ailing economy.

When asked to respond to Jonathan’s statement backing out of the contest, Ibrahim said that he (Jonahan) did not personally say that and that he would not have turned down President Buhari’s call on him for national service.

“If President Buhari today asked Dr. Goodluck to come and contest under the APC as a consensus candidate, he has Nigeria at heart and would not reject such call for national service from Mr. President,” he said.